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  • Western Union faces probe for fraudulent transfers Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014 | 10:32 AM ET

    Money-transfer company Western Union is being probed by the FTC and a U.S. district court over fraud-induced money transfers, the company said in a regulatory filing.

  • Apple to refund at least $32.5 million   Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 12:06 PM ET
    Apple to refund at least $32.5 million

    The Federal Trade Commission is set to levy a fine against Apple for disclosures about Apple's "In-app" purchase feature of the app store. Younger consumers have been able to make purchase without parental consent.

  • Children ran up huge bills in Apple's app store   Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 12:00 PM ET
    Children ran up huge bills in Apple's app store

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the FTC levies a $32.5 million fine against Apple for disclosures about Apple's "in app" purchase feature of the app store. Children were able to run up millions in "app" purchases.

  • Apple settles with FTC over apps and kids Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 11:50 AM ET
    A child plays an app game on an iPod Touch.

    CEO Tim Cook says his company has already closed the loophole and that the FTC won't require any further changes to the purchase policy.

  • FTC reaches consent deal with Apple   Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 11:49 AM ET
    Awaiting FTC press conference

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports Apple's Tim Cook has sent a letter to employees that the company has entered into a consent decree with the Federal Trade Commission.

  • FTC fights deceptive weight loss ads   Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 4:36 PM ET
    FTC fights deceptive weight loss ads

    Mary Engle, FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection, explains the FTC's initiative against deceptive weight-loss ads from companies like Sensa and L'Occitane.

  • Weight-loss crackdown   Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 4:33 PM ET
    Weight-loss crackdown

    The FTC is going after 4 companies for deceptive advertising. CNBC's Eamon Javers reports.

  • Stealing at Work? Watch That 'Secret Blacklist' Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 10:52 AM ET

    Databases used by major retailers to prevent workers accused of stealing from getting another job are increasingly under scrutiny. The New York Times reports.

  • Retailers Settle 'Faux Faux Fur' Flap. Got That? Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 11:42 AM ET

    Animal protection groups are applauding the settlement of federal claims that Neiman Marcus and two other retailers had marketed real fur as fake, The New York Times reports.

  • Reader’s Digest Files for Bankruptcy, Again Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | 2:03 AM ET
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    Executives at Reader's Digest must be hoping that the magazine's second trip to bankruptcy court in under four years will be its last.

  • Congressman to FTC: Mess With Google, You Mess With Us Tuesday, 16 Oct 2012 | 11:56 AM ET
    Congressman to FTC: Mess With Google, You Mess With Us

    Google is not a monopoly and does not deserve to have antitrust charges brought against it, at least that is the opinion of Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) who warned the Federal Trade Commission that if it took on Google, it was also taking on Congress.

  • Chairs: Squawk Takes a Stand on Privacy   Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 6:52 AM ET
    Chairs: Squawk Takes a Stand on Privacy

    The "Squawk Box" news team weighs in with their perspective on the FTC settling with a website that gets users cheap ticket prices but collects personal information on consumers.

  • It Complicated: Google and the Feds Have a Long History Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 12:39 PM ET
    Google Search

    The FTC has been investigating whether unauthorized changes Google made to privacy settings in Safari browsers violated an agreement prohibiting the company from misleading consumers. Here is a list of some of Google's other interactions with U.S. regulators:

  • Truth in Twitter: One False Move Could Mean Millions Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 12:48 PM ET
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    The Web era gives small businesses vastly more promotional reach, but also more chances to trip up over truth-in-advertising laws.

  • Skechers, FTC Announces Global Settlement   Wednesday, 16 May 2012 | 11:38 AM ET
    Skechers, FTC Announces Global Settlement

    Skechers will pay $40 million to settle charges in an advertising case, reports CNBC's Darren Rovell.

  • Reasons to Worry About Herbalife: Greenberg Tuesday, 8 May 2012 | 3:03 PM ET
    Herbalife 24

    Herbalife, whose stock tumbled last week after hedge fund manager David Einhorn asked a few questions on the company’s earnings call, is no stranger to controversy. Herb Greenberg sees some reasons to worry.

  • Google Search

    Federal regulators escalated their antitrust investigation of Google by hiring former Justice Department prosecutor Beth Wilkinson, in a sign they are prepared to take the Internet giant to court.

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    Google and Twitter’s battle over Google’s display of Google+ over Twitter results continues to drag out. And now the FTC is involved.

  • Is Facebook Worth Over $100B?   Tuesday, 29 Nov 2011 | 12:41 PM ET
    Is Facebook Worth Over $100B?

    Valuation forecasts for Facebook are reaching at least $100 billion. Is the company worth that much? Michael Pachter, analyst at Wedbush Securities, discusses. And CNBC's Herb Greenberg eyes the biggest trends on Twitter.

  • FTC to Subpoena Google Over Search Practices Thursday, 23 Jun 2011 | 10:04 PM ET
    Google

    The Federal Trade Commission is preparing to issue subpoenas to Google as part of a wide-ranging civil antitrust investigation into practices in Google’s search engine business, according to two people with knowledge of the matter. The NYT reports.